Max Latulippe comments OPSL 2nd Ultimate Challenge

Max Latulippe won the first place in the Production division at the OPSL 2nd Ulimate challenge this weekend.

Here is what he had to say:

“We couldn’t have asked for a better week-end to shoot OPSL 2nd Ultimate Challenge than this. On top of the great temperature, the 14 badass Stages and a random guy called Eric Grauffel, we had the best Squad.

The day started for me with a Weak-Hand only stage, a Miss and few light strikes resulting in unnecessary reloads on short stages. I kept focus, fixed my gun, performed and executed on the medium/long stages and it really paid off on the long run. My day-to-day practice is coming together and I am really happy with my recent performances. Thanks to everyone who helped me get there; Alexandre Berdat, Remi Doucet, JPD, Jeremie Dancause, etc.

The Chronograph recorded an average of 897 fps (aim: 900) which is really consistent for me. I’ve been competing and practicing with the same loads, using the XMetal Targets 147g RN Hi-Tek Supercoat bullets and I couldn’t ask for a more reliable, consistent and accurate bullet. It shoots clean, and slide through my new barrel like butter. I can’t be grateful enough for the support XMetal Targets is providing me…

The summer is unfortunately already over, but those back-to-back LVL 3 Wins will promote me to Grand Wizard and is an awesome way to end the outdoor season! See you on the range!”

Max Latulippe

XMetal Squad

 

 

Max Latulippe shooting on the range

Max Latulippe wins a first title in IPSC!

Max Latulippe who joined Xmetal Targets Squad recently just won his very first title in IPSC! He won first place in the production division at the IPSC Quebec 2017 Provincial Championship. The Xmetal Targets team was convinced he had lots of potential, so we are not surprised that he wins such a distinction. We are glad he joined our team and wish him the best for the next season!

“IPSC QC Provincials is wrapped up ! Shot a very safe match, to win the 1st place in Production Division. Special thanks to my sponsor XMetal Targets for all the support !

I was using their new 9mm 147gr RN Hi-Tek bullets and they seriously kick ass !

Shout out to Yves St-Laurent from Squad X-Metal for winning the Classic Division !”

Max Latulippe, XMetal Targets Squad

Max Latulippe receiving his trophy

Trophy and medal

Yves St-Laurent wins first place in classic division

Yves St-Laurent managed to win the first place in the classic division this weekend at the IPSC Quebec 2017 Provincial Championship! Yves is shooting with our Paragon ammo, 9mm, 147gr. and joined the XMetal Targets Squad in 2016 and won multiple titles since then.

“I finally got it! The IPSC 2017 Quebec Classic Championship! A big thank you to all who supported, encouraged and followed me! A big thank you to XMetal Targets and Etienne Côté for their immense support, and to have believed in me!

Thanks to the IPSC Quebec team and the provincial organization, it was amazing, probably the most beautiful match in a long time!

See you soon at the shooting range! In the meantime, do not forget to visit the XMetal Targets website for your ammunition purchases, I would also like to take the time to congratulate Max Latulippe for hist first place in the production division.”

Yves St-Laurent, XMetal Targets Squad

 

Roly Miles brings gold home from Germany!

XMetal Targets Squad Member Roly Miles brings home “Gold” for Canada from the 2017 World PPC Championships in Germany!

Miles was on the mark during the 2017 World PPC champs using XMetal bullets to bring home 3 World Champion titles and winning Gold in the Distinguished Revolver event.

” It was a fantastic event with the best shooters from around the world coming together for a chance to win the World title”.

“Thanks to Etienne and his Team at XMetal Targets for listening to my requests to manufacture the best bullets profiles possible. Their 45 200gr SWC and their .38 100gr SWC “Mosquito” bullets are both World Class Match Grade bullets! Thanks for all your support”.

Roland Miles, XMetal Squad

2017 World PPC Champion - Roly Miles

Roly Miles won the first place at the 2017 PPC World championship in Germany

We are glad to welcome Amanda Fisher in the XMetal Targets Squad!

We are thrilled to welcome her in the team and are happy to share her bio so you get to know her!

“I am originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia however, I have lived and worked in Drayton Valley, Alberta for the past 12 years with my husband and 2 boys.

My shooting career is just starting and it has become my full time hobby outside of family and work. Although I have shot rifles and shotguns I was introduced to handguns in 2015 at our local range. I have always wanted to try shooting handguns and loved it immediately. Within a couple of months I bought a CZ Shadow and took my Black Badge training to start competing.
I built some of my own IPSC target stands and started practicing on weekends at my local range and attended an indoor shooting winter league in Edmonton, twice a month. I joined IPSC Alberta in fall 2015, shooting “Production Division” and entered my first qualifier event in February 2016. I started to do my own reloading in 2017 to save on expenses.

I have attended several 2016 qualifier competitions in Alberta, and competed in the 2016 Nationals in Nova Scotia. The practice and experience has taken me from a “C” class to “B” Class in Production Division in June 2017. Most recently, at our first 2017 competition matches, I was successful in being recognized as the “Top Lady Shooter” both days, over a 2 day qualifier event.
Although I am just getting started in this sport, I want to keep advancing my shooting career to be recognized as the top lady shooter provincially and nationally as well as top 20 production shooter provincially!

Thank you to XMetal for giving me an opportunity to showcase their products and be an ambassador to this sport! In June 2017, I was fortunate to be squaded with John Schneiderbanger at the Alberta IPSC Provincials. John represents the XMetal Squad from Manitoba and explained a few of the benefits of XMetal bullets as I reload. XMetal bullets uses a coating that allows the bullet to shoot faster using less powder but does not foul the barrel rifling. John also had a display of targets and explained that only solid premium AR500 steel is used for pistol and rifle targets.These are not targets with just an AR500 outer coating, so definitely XMetal products are safe and durable to shoot. I was impressed with these targets and purchased a popper to use in my practice shooting. As a beginner shooter, this sport can be an expensive so purchasing quality gear, equipment and components is a practical investment up front.

I want to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends and fellow shooters for all their support and encouragement!”

Amanda Fisher

XMetal Targets Squad

Posted by Amanda Fisher on Sunday, August 20, 2017

 

National Championship IPSC in Calgary this week

 

At the National IPSC from July 17 to July 24 in Calgary, the Stage 4 (Battle of Belly River) is sponsored by XMETAL TARGETS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this competition, three of our ambassadors will be matches.
We wish them the best of luck.

Yves St-Laurent

Rémi Doucet

 

 

 

 

 

John Schneiderbanger

 

 

 

XMetal Targets introduced to IDPA in Manitoba

XMetal Targets introduced to International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) in Manitoba. John Schneiderbanger, member of the XMetal Squad said: “I had a great opportunity to meet a new group of IDPA shooters. There was keen interest in the Hi-Tek Supercoat bullets that I was using, 9mm 147gr FN, with my CZ P-07 Duty 9mm. My reloads with the 147gr Hi-Tek bullets worked flawlessly and were extremely accurate. The FTS Hostage + 2/3 IPSC + 2 target was also on display and many of the competitors checked it out. For IDPA, the FTS Hostage series of targets would be outstanding for training use!”

What is International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)? IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual. As such, your pistol and magazines must be concealed with a vest, jacket, etc. As well, targets must be engaged in tactical priority meaning greatest threat first which could mean first target you see and / or closest target is engaged first followed by the other targets in tactical / threat priority. Furthermore, you must shoot and reload from cover and not while in the open unless you are moving and shooting at the same time. Every stage provides a different scenario and series of challenges testing your skills and abilities to shoot and assess the situation / scenario.